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we ran out of time for the "ridiculist" this evening. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. a dramatic rescue, fbi agents storm an armed kidnaper's bunker. his 5-year-old hostage is safe and sound this morning. >> great news. >> all of those smears are absolutely false. >> a cnn exclusive, new jersey
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senator bob menendez fights back against allegations of partying with prostitutes. >> and solving the super bowl blackout this morning. at least we know who's not to blame. good morning, almost to "early start" this tuesday morning. i'm christine romans. john berman will join us later on "starting point." let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida.
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two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer.
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>> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: dykes was killed during the operation. a witness in the area describes what he heard. >> i heard a big boom and then i heard, i believe i heard, rifle shots. >> reporter: how loud of a boom? very loud? >> oh, yeah, literally made me jump off the ground, it scared many he that bad. >> reporter: authorities are still working on crime scene and the investigation is expected to continue for several days. according to a psychiatrist, the next few days will be critical for ethan. >> the tendency will be to swarm around him to get information both to help him and to understand what went down. down under that ground. the bottom line is right now, these next few days are critical with this boy to bond with his family, feel safe and feel protected. >> reporter: but for now, authorities and a community are grateful to have ethan safe. >> he's a special child. he's been through a lot he's endured a lot.
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by the grace of god he's okay. and that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> a colleague of mine spoke with ethan's uncle. we're told he was kept at the hospital overnight. now, tomorrow, is ethan's sixth birthday and he's home just in time to celebrate, scozoraida. >> a huge happy birthday to that entire family. how did authorities know that dykes had a gun? the bunker was four feet below. >> interestingly enough within we learned through the u.s. military, through a few sources confirmed to cnn, that the military loaned to the fbi high-tech detection device typically used to find homemade bombs in war zones. we do not know if this specifically was used to find that gun. it was on site. there were military members on site. we know those military members would have only been in support
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roles and were not involved in the raid that went in to save ethan. >> victor blackwell, live for us this morning. thank you very much. new developments in the murders of well-known exnavy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and his friend, chad littlefield at a texas shooting range, police say the suspect, 25-year-old eddie ray routh, an iraq war veteran suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. he had been taken to a mental hospital twice over the past five months after threatening to kill his family and himself. the former marine is currently on so you cried watch on suicide watch. federal records show buses operated by the company call failed more than a third of its inspections over the last two years. seven people died in the sunday night crash and dozens more were injured. investigators who are combing
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through the gruesome wreckage say a problem with the brakes may have led to the crash in the southern california mountains. >> mexican authorities say last week's explosion that jolted a mexico city skyscraper was caused by a gas buildup. the building houses home offices for pemex. an explosion killed 35, injured more than 100. no trace of explosives were found at that blast site. bob menendez finally answers to shock allegations and that he tried to solicit prostitutes during trips to the dominican republic. he spoke exclusively with dana bash. menendez called the prostitute allegations smears. >> can you just answer the allegation that has been out there that you -- >> the smears? >> that you were with prostitutes? >> the smears that right wing blogs have been pushing since the election. and that is totally unsubstantiated. it's amazing to me that announce moss, nameless, faceless
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individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream. but that's what they've done successfully. now nobody can find them, no one ever met them, no one ever talked to them but that's where we're at. the bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false and, you know, that's the bottom line. >> menendez also called the claims politically motivated. a renewed presidential push for immigration reform. president obama will meet with progressive groups and labor groups today to follow that up with a meeting with a dozen leading ceos. the goal to discuss how to get a bipartisan immigration reform deal done and see how it fits into his economic agenda. to england now. >> i like this story. >> a team of archaeologists say this 500-year-old skeleton found under a parking lot 90 miles northwest of london is indeed the remains of lost british king richard iii. later this morning we'll get the best guess from forensic
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scientists as to what king richard 30s would have looked like. the details are amazing, folks. they'll show off a full reconstruction of his head based on the bone structure of his skull. a live report from london. it's coming up in our next hour of "early start." the party is still on in baltimore. the city will honor the super bowl champion ravens today with a victory parade. the team returned home to baltimore yesterday after beating the 49ers in super bowl xlvii, the second super bowl win for the ravens franchise. festivities begin at city hall this morning, ending with a free celebration at the ravens home base. you can see beyonce was electrifying at the super bowl, right? you cannot say she killed the lights. we go live to new orleans next for what could have caused the blackout if it wasn't the halftime show. the american city with the worst traffic gridlock. can you guess which one? i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes.
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don't blame beyonce. roger goodell says her halftime show was not responsible for the power outage during the super bowl. the league and the stadium investigators are trying to shed light on exactly why the stadium went dark. cnn's john zarrella is following that. he's live in new orleans. john, what do we know so far. >> reporter: well, christine, we know what it's not. it's not beyonce. it's not upgrades, they don't believe, that they recently did to the electrical feeder system coming into the stadium and they say it's not likely that there was too much power being pulled inside the stadium. so what we still have this morning is a power puzzle. the night the lights went out at the super bowl is a story about, well, a few things. what went right. everyone remaining calm. >> i've never met so many people that were so hospitable. >> reporter: what happened. cbs video from inside the
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stadium control room shows the superdome's uh-oh moment. >> we lost lights. all right. >> going to a manual override. >> reporter: and then there's that head scratching still unanswered question, what went wrong. here's what we know, kind of. smg, the company that owns and operates the superdome says the problem originated outside the stadium. >> the truth is the interruption in service didn't occur inside the building. we could not receive the power from the entergy vault, the substation that supplies us. >> reporter: entergy, the utility company tweeted sunday night that service to the stadium had not been interrupted. a spokesman said later -- >> the system worked the way it was supposed to work. >> reporter: in a statement to cnn monday, entergy cautioned until the investigation is complete, any statements on possible causes of the outage are just speculation. there was speculation that beyonce's power-packed halftime show pulled too much power.
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smg says, no. quote, the halftime show was running on 100% generated power which means it was not on our power grid at all. while we are still in the dark over what happened, pardon the pun, we do not this, the delay lasted 34 minutes, the lights came back on and the baltimore ravens won. in a record 164 million people had more to talk about than just the final score. and this morning, superdome there behind me, power's on. hasn't gone off since. christine? >> do you think it could have any effect on the city's chances of hosting future super bowls, john? >> reporter: you know, my understanding is they want the 2018 super bowl here. probably doesn't impact it too much but it's certainly going to be in the back of everyone's mind. a few years ago when miami had its last super bowl it poured rain there the entire game. they want the 50th anniversary super bowl in miami so they're
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trying to get people vote to put a lid over the top of the stadium so that they won't have that rain issue. so you know, there's always things they want to have to do. they have to do to try to lure the game back to their cities. >> all right. john zarrella, thanks, john. the power puzzle he calls it. >> the nfl commissioner roger goodell came out and said we will have another super bowl there. 14 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date on this morning's top stories. after nearly a week in captivity in an underground bunker, a 5-year-old alabama boy is reunited with his family this morning. little ethan spent the night in a hospital after an fbi raid freed him. the chald's kidnaper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was killed in that rescue operation. ethan turns 6 tomorrow. five baltimore firefighters are injured but they're very lucky to be alive this morning. a local station says they were among 100 firefighters battling this four-alarm fire aa lumber warehouse when several floors collapsed on top of them and
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trapped them in the blaze. they were rescued and taken to a trauma center. crews are still on the scene to knock down hot spots. former presidential candidate rick santorum says the boy scouts of america may not survive if gays are allowed in. he says this is another example of the left attempting to remove god from all areas of public life. >> tag romney won't be running for mitt romney's vacant senate seat in massachusetts. he says he did think about it but the timing wasn't right. disappointing results for the first tests of a new tuberculosis vaccine. they found the vaccine provided no tb protection. iran is marking its national
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day of space technology by releasing a photo of its president, mahmoud ahmadinejad and a monkey that they claim was launched into space. they claim he rode an iranian rocket last year. conspiracy theories abound. iran says this is not part of a space mompgky hoax. >> cute monkey, though. a washington, d.c. area school district is considering a proposal to copyright any work by staff and students. this could mean a lesson plan developed by a teacher or a doodle drawn by a second grader would automatically become property of the school system and not the individual's. can't take it home to mommy and daddy. >> interesting. this is local news making national headlines. first we go to "the chicago sun-times." it is reporting jesse jackson jr. and his wife are the subjects of separate federal investigates into their finances. sources say sandy jackson who resigned her alderman post last
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month is now being investigated independently for access and use of her husband's congressional campaign money including credit card charges and moving money from one account to the other. jesse jackson jr. resigned from congress in november after winning re-election. they actually say she was collecting $5,000 a month, even when her husband was hospitalized for bipolar disorder from the campaign. >> that's a drama that's captivated chicago. in "the washington post," gridlock on capitol hill, gridlock outside capitol hill. a new study says d.c. has the worst traffic in the nation. the texas a & m transportation institute says drivers in washington burn 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic. >> really? >> l.a., san francisco, new york, no question about that, and boston are in the top five. >> i'm surprised they were number one, though. i thought it would have been l.a. >> washington, d.c. for an expanded look at our top stories, go to cnn.com/earlystart, follow us on twitter and facebook.
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dow dropped from its 14,000-point milestone on corruption allegations against the spanish prime minister and, of course, people taking money off the table after topping the 14,000. a massive lawsuit after the subprime mortgage mess after the fact. the justice department may sue standard & poors after ratings they gave in 2007 leading up to the housing bust. they say a doj lawsuit would be entirely without factual or legal merit. it would disregard the central facts. s&p removed the same subprime subprime market data. boeing hoping to get the dreamliner off the ground again. they want to investigate the performance of the plane's lithium batteries.
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safe and sound. a 5-year-old hostage back with his family this morning as we learn more about the fbi raid
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that rescued him. courtroom confessions. see the dramatic moment when a murder suspect admits she is indeed a killer. firing away. that's cnn's piers morgan doing the last thing you might expect, pulling a trigger on a powerful rifle. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it is tuesday morning. 28 minutes paragraph the hour. our top story for you this among, a very brave and lucky boy is safe this morning. the hostage crisis in alabama is over. a 6-year-old held captive in an underground bunker for nearly a week -- 5-year-old, actually, spent last night in a hospital with his family and his favorite toy which happens to be a dinosaur. the man who kidnapped him, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was killed in the fbi raid that freed little ethan. victor blackwell is live from midland city for is. after six days of waiting we why did authorities decide finally to storm that bunker yesterday?
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>> reporter: good morning, zoraida. they say something changed in the 294 hours leading up to the raid. they say the line of communication, the negotiations that had been ongoing with jimmy lee dykes had broken down, things had deteriorated. but probably the primary reason they say they observed him holding a weapon and said they could not wait to go in any longer. so they went in, shot and killed dykes and took ethan out. he was taken to a hospital. we're told that's where he was overnight with his family and finally out of that bunker after this all started on tuesday when he was snatched off that school bus. the driver was shot and this ordeal began. >> victor, we understand that authorities are still working on the crime scene, that they're searching for explosive devices. what other details have you learned about that and why are they searching for that, why do they believe there could be explosive devices? >> we know this crime scene will be processed for the next few days. we've been told there will be no
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rush. they're going to go through this quite meticulously. we do not know specifically why they believe there might be devices here. there could be explosives but we know how they're doing it. the u.s. military loaned the fbi some high-tech bomb detecting device that's typically used in war zones. we know the military was here for this operation but they were not involved in the rescue. >> we're watching -- >> this little boy, he's a special child who has been through a lot. he's endured a lot. it's by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5-year-old to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: and zoraida, that's the good news, is that he is eating and laughing and playing in the hospital.
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all the physical signs are good from what we've been told by the fbi and the sheriff here. the question is, psychologically. >> right. >> >> reporter: how is he doing. how will he be in the next days and weeks? not only was he in this bunker for so long, he watched that man, his bus driver, mr. chuck as he called him, meet his demise. shot and killed by jimmy lee dykes, we're told by authorities that will take some time to determine just how he is psychologically. he's home, one day before his birthday. >> that is the exciting news, right? we also don't know whether or not he witnessed dykes being killed. we'll talk to a psychologist later about all of that. one final question for you. we hear that he's doing well and he's in the hospital. how about his family, his parents? how are they doing? >> reporter: well, we hear they are, obviously and understandably, excited. we spoke with his uncle yesterday at a vigil for ethan. and they are understandably excited to have him home. it's going to take them some
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time as well. understand that while this was happening inside the bunker, there were also probably psychological issues that have to be worked out with the family who is without this child as this goes on day after day. a lot of healing for this family and for this community but it all starts with getting ethan back with his family. >> no doubt. victor blackwell, we appreciate having had you there every single moment as this was happening. >> can i just say, law enforcement, it looks as though they played this calmly and perfectly. for six long days they watched this all. without overreacting, without going in too quickly. >> and thanking dykes for taking care of that little boy on tv. very strategic. >> this will, i'm sure, end up in a textbook case for people learning about hostage negotiations and making sure it ends up right. for the fourth time in five years the obama administration has missed its deadline for submitting al budget to congress. house republicans, surprise, surprise, don't like it.
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they plan to vote on a bill that would force the president to give more details about the budget plan. everyone should be focusing on substance over deadlines, they say. a chilling moment in court. jodi arias, the woman accused of killing her boyfriend, confessed to the jury she's a murderer. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> so 32-year-old went on to say she acted in self-defense when she stabbed her exboyfriend 27 times, slashed his throat from ear to ear and shot him twice in the head. if convicted she faces the death penalty. >> that's a strange case. trayvon martin would have been 18 years old today. the unarmed florida teen was shot and killed nearly a year ago. lawyers for the man who pulled the trigger, george zimmerman,
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will be in court in orlando this morning. they're requesting a trial delay and additional records in this case. he faces second degree murder charges. vice presidential biden is in london. he's already been to germany and france. where he praised the french government for its decisive action against islamic extremists in mally. today biden visits with u.s. embassy staff before heading to ten downing street for a meeting with british prime minister david cameron. new images just in from london. these are what forensic scientists believe king richard iii would have looked like. >> wow. >> attractive? >> just minutes ago they showed off a full reconstruction of his head based on the bone structure of his skull. just yesterday, folks, archaeologists confirmed that a 500-year-old skeleton found under a parking lot 90 miles northwest of london is indeed that of the long lost king. all right.
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that was ted nugent, not richard iii. are you tired of flying with screaming babies or kids kicking the back of your chair. >> no, they're mine. >> mine, too. sorry about that. >> starting this week, kids under 12 are banned from the first seven rows of select air-asia x flights. they are offering quiet zones. you can book for an additional fee between 11 and 35 bucks. i will pay anyone $100 if they would sit with my child if they sit in the zone. >> that's just for the limited seats. if a kid is ten rows behind that you'll still hear them. >> my kids, yes. >> i don't understand this. i don't understand this. >> bring noise cancelling headphones. >> that's a better idea. he might be about as anti-gun as you can get, yet here's piers morgan, that's him, pulling the trigger at a texas shooting range.
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why? we'll have more from him, coming up. he's about as pro-gun as you can get. cnn's inside look at ted nugent's ranch where everything is fair game. at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly
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good morning. welcome back to "early start" this morning. piers morgan taking the gun debate to the heart of american gun country. he was broadcasting from suburban houston last night. morgan admitted it was exciting to fire an automatic weapon at a local gun range but things turned fiery when he went toe to toe with rocker and nra board member ted nugent. >> do you care about murders or only about murder with guns. >> i care about all deaths. >> i think you're obsessed with guns. 99.99% of the gun owners of america are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today. perfectly safe, perfectly harmless. wonderful, loving, giving,
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generous, caring people. would you leave us the hell alone? >> ted nugent has been one of the nation's most passionate defenders of second amendment. he claims there is no such thing as gun violence. our deb feyerick got to visit the rock star and gun advocate at his ranch in waco, texas. >> fire in the hole. >> reporter: for ted nugent, gun control is putting the second bullet in the same hole as the first. >> two down. >> reporter: a lot of people look at the tragedy at sandy hook and they say something's got to be done and they -- >> agreed, something has to be done. >> reporter: they point to weapons that were used as the cause. >> it's not the weapons. the weapons have nothing to do with it. these -- again, these weapons are in every pickup truck in texas. ♪ >> reporter: the famed platinum-selling rocker is
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passionate about his music, his family and firearms. nugent is fiercely protective of the rights of law-abiding gun owners and he's invited us to his 300 acre ranch in waco, texas, to explain why. >> i'll give you some real eye candy in a second here. >> reporter: we see wild turkey and black buck antelope, all fair game during hunting season. like tens of millions of americans, nugent grew up hunting with his dad and brothers. guns are a family tradition he has avidly passed on to his wife and kids. >> if somebody close to you were killed about i aa gunman would your views on guns change. >> in absolutely not. i would never turn against this wonderful tool that brings me self-defense capabilities and brings me great joy in competition and marksmanship training. deb, you climb up this platform. >> i'm trying to understand the nature of the hunt. >> when i get up here, i do 79 concerts and i get up here, strap myself in, take a deep
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breath and i sit here for six hours. >> reporter: so it's meditative to you? >> absolute meditation. >> reporter: have you ever tried yoga? >> i think this is the supreme yoga. >> fire in the hole. >> reporter: his passionate and unyielding belief in the second amendment right to bear arms has transformed nugent into the sometimes fanatical face of the national rifle association. >> you are a city girl. you stand like you're golfing. squeeze that trigger. >> reporter: geez. as he teaches me gun safety, nugent repeatedly emphasizes that gun violence -- he believes limiting guns and ammunition will not stop tragedies like the massacre at sandy hook elementary. the argument that was made is that he was allowed to kill as people as he did because it had multiple bullets and he was able to just keep firing. >> the rate of fire all these
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mass shootings, it's not a matter of bullets or firepower. a quail gun notice wrong hands is as deadly as this gun. people have got to come to that reality. >> reporter: the ability to defend his family is something he takes very, very seriously. >> when i'm being assaulted at my home, i and i alone, by any consideration whatsoever, will determine how many bullets i need to protect my family. >> reporter: nugent has been a sheriff's deputy for 30 years and carries a concealed glock at all times. i want you and i to solve this problem of gun violence. >> there is no gun violence. there is criminal violence and they use an assortment of tools. >> reporter: let's talk about background checks. >> i like background checks. >> reporter: yes, but not at gun shows or private sales. >> a lot of people in law enforcement have to take a psychological exam before they're allowed to carry.
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why not ordinary citizens. >> i wrote "wango tango" and i carry a gun. >> reporter: for him, the second amendment is nonnegotiable. >> i'm ted nugent. these are all legal guns and i'll see that they remain legal because they're all good. >> reporter: deborah feyerick, cnn, waco, texas. >> what a great piece. he is an avid, avid supporter of gun rights. all right. every time a woman wears pants on streets of paris she's breaking the law, technically. >> really? and the construction worker that owes his life to bubble wrap. watch us on your desktop or mobile phone anytime, just go to cnn.com/tv. possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac.
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welcome back to "early start." 48 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date on this morning's top stories. a 5-year-old alabama boy is
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reunite with his family this morning after nearly a week in captivity. this was in an underground bunker. ethan spent the night in a hospital after an fbi raid freed him yesterday. the boy's kidnaper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was killed in that rescue operation. the pretrial hearings for the accused mastermind behind the 2000 bombing of the "uss cole" in yemen are under way. they face delays due to issues brought by both the prosecution and defense. 17 crew members were dead and 37 were wounded. political heavyweights like bill clinton turned out for a final farewell to former new york mayor ed koch. he was eulogized by myer bloomberg. former president clinton said koch was a man with a big brain and a bigger heart. boxcon, the company that assembles your top-selling gadgets like the iphone, they're
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asking lower level employees to join the union. that's the latest response after the u.s.-based fair labor association reviewed working conditions there. it has already increased wages and amenities for workers. foxcon made headlines after a rash of employee suicides. spot checks have found underage workers and young, young people working more than 60 hours a week. long live the pants. women in paris can finally wear them risk-free. apparently a 200-year-old french law requiring women to ask permission to, quote, dress like men, has finally been officially struck down by france's prime minister of women's rights. the antiquated law dates back to the french revolution. you may be surprised at old laws that were on the books. he couldn't pop just one. a 38-year-old construction worker in boston who fell 30 feet off this building was saved from serious injury by bubble
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wrap. the fire department says the worker fell into a pile of the wrap on the ground. and he needed to be cut out of it. >> oh, my goodness. >> he did suffer back and shoulder injuries but the bubble wrap softened the fall. >> may have saved his life. >> maybe. people in the northeast and the great lakes, waking up with snow on the grounded this morning. our meteorologist joins us live from atlanta. good morning to you. >> good morning to you both. we continue to see storm system after storm system provide light and heavier bands of snow from the great lakes to the northeast. it's a little bit deceiving. the bigger picture is that we're continuing to warm in the south. temperatures now especially through texas a good 10, 15 degrees above normal. with this, notice this trend as temperatures continue to climb here. we'll be watching a severe weather threat set up again. nothing like what we saw last week. nonetheless we have the warm air banked up against the cold air, pushing the moisture out of the gulf. you get those too close next to each other and we watch for a
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threat of severe weather from the plains wednesday evening through thursday morning. we have mardi gras. i want to reiterate, this is a small threat here. the northeast, still trying to warm up. houston 77, memphis 74, atlanta starting to see above-normal temperatures at 62 degrees. meanwhile, the cold air, we know where it continues to fill in on the west we like it. pay back for them. we were cold last week, right? here's the big picture again. we're showing you where that snow continues to see the threat there from the great lakes through the northeast. but, yes, beautiful weather for us except for where the snow totals remain. ashtabula, 16 inches of snow for them. >> it is february. >> it is still the dead of winter. a packed hour ahead on "early start," including the winter of our disinterment. more than 500 years after his death, archaeologists sort through a skull and bones found under an english parking lot.
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they say these remains, what you are looking at there, belong to richard iii. this morning, his face is revealed. a live report from london. they explain stuff from the secrets of the universe to why bees are so cool. the guys from the mega popular podcast and now primetime show "stuff you should know" will join us. first, if these walls could talk. things would not stay in vegas. oh, no, a building made of 500,000 recycled bottles of booze from the vegas strip. >> wow. think recycling. your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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all right. good morning. welcome back to "early start." it is 56 minutes after the hour. i'm christine romans along with
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zoraida sambolin. taking a look at the top scene in trends on the web this morning. >> 500,000 bottles of beer on the wall, literally. this building right outside las vegas is made from 500,000 crushed and recycled glass beer and alcohol bottles gathered from casinos and hotels on the vegas strip. that's 290,000 pounds of glass or about 20 full dumpster loads. the company that created it called realm of design said most of the work was done by hand and it took well over a year to complete. and it is beautiful. >> if those walls could talk. what have those bottles seen. a record-breaking 164.1 million people watched the super bowl sunday night. chances are you were one of them. but chances are also that you didn't see the strangest commercial of the bunch. ♪
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>> my, my, my, my. >> will ferrell. who else? in an ad for old milwaukee. it aired in just three markets, sherman, texas, ardmore, oklahoma and montana. it's bn become a tradition after sorts for will ferrell. he actually shot one that i've watched online in my hometown, davenport, iowa. go look at it on youtube. it's super funny and i haven't quite figured out the point. >> that's worse than godaddy.com. worse. other top cnn trends, head to cnn.com/trends. david letterman face to face with the butt of many of his jokes. new jersey governor chris christie. >> i've made jokes about you, not just one or two or ongoing here and there, intermittent but -- [ laughter ]
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>> i didn't know this was going to be this long. [ laughter ] >> wow. [ applause ] >> now wait a minute. maybe you can do that sort of thing in your state, buddy. [ laughter ] >> you can litter like that in jersey. "early start" continues right now. a dramatic rescue, fbi agents storm an armed kidnaper's bunker, his 5-year-old hostage safe and sound this morning. all of those smears are absolutely false. >> fighting back. new jersey senator bob menendez answers to allegations of partying with prostitutes. it is a cnn exclusive. and solving the super bowl blackout. this morning at least we know who's not to blame. it wasn't beyonce. we can assure you. good morning, welcome to
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"early start." i'm christine romans. john berman is going to join us a little later on on "starting point". >> nice to have you with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. it's tuesday, memberfebruary 5tt about 6:00 in the east. a little boy who spent six days in an underground bunker will spend his birthday at home, we're happy to report. jimmy lee dykes was killed in the fbi raid that blackwell liv midland city, alabama. this morning. what do we know about the raid, and why law enforcement decided that it was time to rush in? >> reporter: robert bentley said from the beginning when this started he had the right people in place, that we had to be patient, everyone who was waiting for this to end, they would do it when the time was right. they saw jimmy lee dykes the man
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holding little ethan with a weapon. the days leading up to the discovery of the weapon, that negotiations had broken down. relationship deteriorated and determined that was the time to go in. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old taken to the hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine, lacking, joking, playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he is very brave, very lucky, and the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi feared the child was in imminent danger,
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entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: a witness described what he heard? >> i heard a big boom and i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: how loud a boom? >> it literally made me jump offer the ground it scared me that bad. >> reporter: the investigation is expected to continue for next several days. the next several days will be critical for ethan. >> the tendency to swarm arm to both help him and understand what went down, down under that ground. bottom line, the next few days are critical for this boy to bond with his family, to feel safe and feel protected. >> reporter: but for now, authorities and a community are grateful to have ethan safe. >> very special child. been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's -- he's okay. and that was the mission of
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every man and woman on this compound. >> and, you know, there has been a vigil in this community every night since this standoff began. the vigil that was planned for tonight has now been changed to a celebration for this community that ethan is at home. >> very, very happy to learn that. victor, we know that bunker was four feet down, and a lot of the details of this kept very close to the vest by police officers. how did they know that dikes had -- dykes had a gun? >> reporter: that was the question we had they were loaned some high-tech equipment from the u.s. military and members of the military were on site in technical support to be able to detect what was happening in the bunker. typical to find home made bombs in war scenes and war zones. very high-tech equipment, very skilled people who did what they
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said they would do from the very beginning, bring that child home safely. zoraida. >> i'm sure we'll learn more details in the days ahead. victor blackwell, thank you. we appreciate it. the man suspected of murdering chris kyle and his friend, chad littlefield, that man is on suicide watch. eddie ray routh suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. taken to a mental hospital twice over the past five months after he threatened to kill his family and himself. kyle, known for being the most deadly sniper in american history with 160 confirmed kills in iraq. the owner of a tour bus involved in a crash in southern california had a shoddy record. it failed more than a third of inspections over the past two years. seven people died in that sunday night crash and dozens were
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injured as well. investigators are combing through gruesome recollectage say that a problem with the brakes may have led to the crash. last week's explosion that jolted the skyscraper that's hold to the pemex gas company, was caused by a gas explosion. 35 people killed and injured more than 100. no trace of explosionives found. bob menendez answers shocking allegations that he tried to illicit prostitutes on a trip to the dominican republic. he spoke exclusively with dana bash. the allegations were called smears. >> reporter: can you just answer the allegation that has been out there that you -- >> the smears? the smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election and that is totally
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instantiated? it's amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream, but that's what they have done successfully. no one can fin thd them, no ones ever met them, no one can talk to them. the smears are absolutely false, and that's the bottom line. >> in an interview with univision yesterday, a woman accused of being one of the prostitutes says she never met menendez or worked as a prostitute. president obama will meet with key immigration groups, progressive groups, and labor groups. he will follow that way meeting with ceos? the goal? to get an immigration deal done. what exactly caused the super bowl blackout?
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officials are style trying to figure that out. lights blew early, delaying the game for more than half an hour. one thing both agree on, the power outage was not related to beyonce's halftime show. cnn's john zarrella, following all of the developments for us. he is live in new orleans. what do you know? >> hey, zoraida. we know it wasn't beyonce. we also have been told -- officials saying it probably was not related to upgrades they recently did to the feeder system coming into the stadium and it didn't have anything to do with the overload of the system inside the stadium. at this point, it's still a power puzzle. the night the lights went out at the super bowl say story abou--y about what went right. everyone remaining calm. >> i have never met so many
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people so hospitalable. >> reporter: we show the super dome's uh-oh moment. >> we lost lights. all right. going to manual override. >> and then there is the head-scratching still unanswered question, what went wrong. sheer what we know, kind of. smg, the company that owns and operates the super dome, say that it originated outside the stadium. >> truth, the interruption of service did not occur from inside the building. we did not receive the energy from the substation. >> reporter: en tench rgy said service to the stadium had not been interrupted. a spokesman said -- >> the system worked the way it was supposed to work. >> reporter: but in a statement, entergy says that until investigation is complete, any statements op possible causes of
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the outage are just speculation. there was speculation that beyonce used too much power. smg says, no. the halftime show was running on 100% generated power, which means it was not on our power grid at all. we are still in the dark, pardon the pun, we do know this, the lights came back on and the baltimore ravens won, and a record 164 million people had more to talk about than the final store. >> we understand that the utility committee will hold an emergency meeting this morning and they are promising to open, at least what we're being told, their own investigation into this problem, which really was the kind of bad black eye that this city suffered through what otherwise was an incredible event. >> christine and i were talking, if it had been beyonce's fault,
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we would have been okay with that. time for another question. there will be some looming aftereffects here when they want to host future super bowls? >> reporter: you know, the nfl commissioner roger godel said no, it's not going to be an issue and we know new orleans is interested in the 2018 super bowl. one recent super bowl in miami, poured rain, deluges for the entire game, so now they are going back and want to put at least a partial roof over that stadium, in order to entice the nfl to bring the 50th anniversary super bowl game back to miami. any time in there is a problem a super bowl city, the host city has to entice the nfl to come back. we have to wait and seem. >> i'm sure they will find who is responsible and fix it. the same scientist who
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welcome back to "early start." a scientist revealing the face of king richard. the last king to have died in battle in the recent history of the 15th century. this macup based on the skull remains found at the dig site 90 miles northwest of london. a 500-year-old skeleton is indeed that of the long lost king. listen. >> the skeleton has a number of unusual features, its slender build, the scoliosis, and the battle-related trauma. all of these are highly consistent with the information we have about richard iii in life and about the circumstances of his death. >> you know, erin mclaughlin joins us from london. what does this discovery of
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richard iii mean? >> hi, christine. historians really think this is an opportunity to rewrite history. these are the culmination of months of detailed analysis, including dna testing, radio carbon testing, environmental sampling, and not only tell us beyond any sort of reasonable doubt that this was, in fact, richard iii, but they begin to paint a picture as to who this man was. he was 32 years old when he died. he was suffered from severe scoliosis or curvature of the spine, died at the battle of bosworth due to blunt trauma at the back of his head. his naked body strewn to a horse, brought to a grave and hastily dug and thrown in there without a shroud or coffin. we hope this will paint a different picture of richard iii, one that challenges
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shakespeare's portrayal of a i'll ha vile and evil monster. >> you hear of this story at the tower of london, how he killed his nephews, the little boys. and this was a medieval time when these were the things that dukes and kings did to each other. it's very gruesome. based on the skull evidence they found at the site, they reconstructed his face. what does richard iii look like? >> you can say this morning i came face to face with richard iii. scientists have used 3-d printing techniques to create a model of what he actually looked like. i had a chance to chat with one of the scientists in charge of painting his face. here is what she had to say. how accurate is this portrayal?
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>> very difficult to tell. we had to use both the references from the skull and references from contemporary portraits. >> the facial construction of the face itself is accurate because it's based on the skull. >> absolutely. the sculpture is very accurate in terms of reconstruction. >> reporter: how does this compare to portraits from that time? >> i see some resemblance, but the portraits themselves were painted after the death of richard iii, so not absolutely clear whether they were 100% accurate either. >> reporter: so some more clues, christine, as to what thising looked like that walked the earth 500 years ago. >> an interesting discovery. erin mclaughin, thank you. >> details, he was about 5'8", but because his scoliosis, he didn't stand as tall.
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and his features very feminine. after six days of captivity, a 5-year-old alabama boy is reunited with his family and favorite toy, a dinosaur. ethan spent the night in the hospital after an fbi raid freed him. he turns six tomorrow. the child's abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed in the rescue operation. five firefighters injured after a floor collapsed in a lumber fire. they were rescued and taken to a trauma center. a 6-year-old girl stealing her mother's bmw while mom was sleeping. police in lawrenceville, pennsylvania, say she drove about a mile before witnesses say that things started to go bump in the daytime. >> she rammed the white truck up there. the white truck hit the black truck and in the process of
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ramming it, she didn't know what to do, so her car came down the hill and hit a gray car behind her. >> she eventually crashed into a utility pole. no one was hurt in her adventure. the girl wanted to see her father, who lives in a neighboring town. >> oh, boy. a lot there. a good place to start with saving money on a vacation is how to put the brakes on rental car bills. >> you may find hidden fees tucked away. don't rent your car at the airport if you can help it they have to pay a concession recovery fee to the airport for their premium spot. they often just pass that concession recovery fee right on to you. one option is to take the complimentary hotel shuttle from the airport if available and rent your car near your hotel.
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safe and sound. a 5-year-old hostage back with his family this morning after an fbi raid to rescue him. but the process now to deal with what happened just beginning for the boy and his family. pictures are worth 1,000 words, but was this one worth suspending a freshman from his high school? and firing away. that's cnn's piers morgan,
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pulling the trigger on a powerful rifle. welcome back to "early start." john berman co-hosts "starting point" a little later on. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. a week after being held hostage in an underground bunker. a kinder gartner will get to spend his birthday tomorrow in his family's arms. the fbi stormed that bunker and safely rescued little ethan. his kidnapper jimmy lee dykes died during the raid. he boarded the ethan's school bus last week and shot and killed the bus driver, charles poland. after negotiations deteriorated, the fbi went in for the rescue. he's okay, at least physically. >> this little boy. he has been through a lot, endured a lot. and by the grace of god, he's -- you know, he's okay. >> he is doing fine.
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he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> i want to bring in pa tisha saunders, a clinical forensic psychologist. we heard that investigator say he is doing well. we heard is he laughing, joking, eating and coloring, but does that paint a real picture of how is he emotionally? >> great question. and it's a good sign prognostically. the most important thing that we want to do with anybody who has suffered trauma, especially extreme trauma like ethan suffered, is to provide a feeling of safety, and the more normal and interactive he is, especially because he has asperger's syndrome, the better the chances of his recovery. what we worry about are the kids
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that stop talking, the kids who withdraw, the kids who can't stop crying or the kids who are numb. it's a good sign. >> little ethan taken off a school bus, a routine he has all the time what do you say to ethan? and do you allow him out of your sight? >> it's hard to do for any parent. for the next "x" number of weeks, i would not. as part of the safety, i think it's important that a family member, preferably his mom or grand mom, go with him on the bus, and be with him as much as possible. even in class. and that the family and the psychologist and doctors attending to him, speak to the teachers, speak to the principal, speak to the bus drivers, so they have a good idea what this child has suffered, and you know, u.s. time for him to take baby steps back to normal by asking him.
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he's 6 years old. >> 5 years old now, about to be 6 years old tomorrow. we do know so far, he witnessed the shooting of the bus driver. we know he was in that bunker all of those days. we don't know whether or not he saw when dykes was killed. and so how do you then have a little boy end up feeling safe again? as a parent, what can you do? >> i don't know that he will ever feel safe again, but because is he still very young and dependent on his family, and what i understand is a very close-knit faith-based community, they can do a lot of repair. these memories will be with him. he can learn to manage them and managing them in a way that doesn't intrude in his life. we don't know what degree of asperger's he has. asperger's is a mild form of
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autism. if he has a more severe form of asperger's, u.s. going to be harder for him. because his anxiety level will be a lot higher and kids with s asperg asperger's have a lot of trouble controlling emotion. >> there is a social development there, that if that was actually a good thing for that little boy that he is enduring this. is that possible? >> that's excellent point. kids who have a little more severe form of asperger's have trouble making attachments to other human beings, and to getting it socially. so that may serve as a protective barrier, but the problem is his anxiety. which is intrinsic to autism. that's why these kids need as much routine as possible. >> any chance that since he is 5
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years old he will forget this? >> no, because he's almost 6, the memory systems in his brain are pretty well formed. he will never forget it, but he will learn how to manage the traumatic and terrifying memories. >> it's time for healing, no doubt about it. patricia saunders, clinical forensic psychologist. thank you. >> thank you. 34 minute past the hour. top trends. former presidential candidate ron paul, being criticized for a tweet concerned chris kyle. he was gunned down at a texas shooting range and a decorated war veteran. the deadliest sniper in american history. the man suspected of killing him, eddie ray routh, may have had a mental illness in connection to his service. ron paul tweeted "chris kyle's death seems to confirm that he who lives by the sword died by
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>> i can't wait. i'm going to tune in for that, mr. berman. >> christine, over here. >> i'm sitting with the guys with stuff you should know talking about the richard iii story. it's cool to geek out on stuff like that science channel's new primetime show, stuff you should know. a show all of us should be watching, based on the popular podcast downloaded by 5 million monthly. two regular guys trying to explain the secrets of the universe, and emphasis on trying to. take a look. >> they believe bees evolve from the wasp like creatures that would ingest and lay them in their prey. bees are not after you. their stingers are there for defense. >> you did go something if a be comes after you. >> it's your fault. >> this saturday, a marathon from noon to 2:30 p.m.
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some geeks here and there, and super cool people, families, older people, all over the map. >> best of luck to you. and it's cool to be smart and know how things work, zoraida. >> i was going to ask, who is this geared toward? my 14-year-old would love this. >> a 14-year-old would love the show. the right amount of comedy and silliness and fun facts. >> people say that they were turned on to it by their college professors, so everybody listens to it. >> clean, family friendly. >> good, clean -- >> i heard the word crap. >> that's as bad as it gets. >> all right, zoraida. >> that's what makes it cool for the kids. 46 minutes past the hour. people in the northeast and great lakes, look out your window might be snow on the ground for you this morning. a bit of a gift from meteorologist indra peterson, live in atlanta. >> pretty obvious where it feels like winter this morning. take a look at tolls this morning.
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ashtabula, 16 inches of snow. shag rihn falls, 12 inches. and we'll talk snow from the great lakes to the northeast. bigger picture, we're warming up. down toward the south. texas, 10, 15 degrees above normal. loving this. 80s toward san antonio. you get the warm air banking up against the warm air. pool in moisture from the gulf. and a couple of lows that go by. and we're talking about a threat for severe weather to the southern plains. nothing like last week, but nonetheless, a chance for severe thunderstorms to pop up. watching this, considering we have mardi gras, and definitely wild weather as we go through wednesday night into thursday. otherwise, looking to the contrast across the country. temperatures, talked about the 70s in texas. cold air toward the northeast. and seeing 30s and the cold air still remains, showers kind of
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picking in through the pacific northwest. overall, the big picture, watching showers toward the gulf and the snow showers remain for one more day in toward the northeast. sorry, guys. it will get better. i promise. >> only temporary. indra peterson live in atlanta. thank you. 47 minutes past the hour. 600,0$600,000 gone in 60 sectio. the super bowl play that cost a furniture store a whole boat load of money. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation,
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welcome back to "early start." 51 past the hour. the game is over, but the party is not. the city of baltimore has big plans for their super bowl winning team today. bleacher report is here to tell us with the ravens victory tour. i was routing for the 49ers, but go ahead. >> a lot of people were, but may i continue? >> of course. >> tuesday is not an official holiday in the city of baltimore, but thousands of kids won't be in school, and many local businesses are close their doors to honor the world champion ravens, centerpiece of this morning's downtowners arri and the fans were waiting, eager to celebrate the first championship in 12 years. the party continues with a downtown procession starting at 10:45 a.m. in front of city hall to m & t bank stadium.
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200,000 showed up last championship, more will be there this year. joe flacco, the game mvp carried out a tradition that started in '87 with giants quarterback phil simms it featured athletes from baseball, hockey, and the olympics. temperatures in the low 40s under cloudy skies. gardner's furniture in baltimore told customers who bought items between january 31st and 3:00 p.m. day of game, those items would be free if the ravens returned the opening kickoff or third quarter, and sure enough, jacoby evans did so. t
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it will cost the furniture store about $600,000, but it will be covered by insurance. lebron james, 31 points for the heat. that's impressive 13 of 14 shooting from the field, a career best. 92.2% shooting. they also had eight rebounds, eight assists and marked the league's best shooting performance with that many teams attempts in 18 years. don't forget, check out a complete breakdown to lebron's big night on bleacherreport.com as well as the rest of your entertaining sports news. whether are you a 4 9ers fans or ravens fan, it's fun to watch. >> i happen to also enjoy lebron, so i'll check that out. thank you very much. >> thank you. the ipad 4 will be available in stores today. it comes equipped with a
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58 minutes past the hour. we wrap it up with best advice. >> we hear from "life